TV Chef Cookery Theatre

TV Chef Cookery Theatre

We have famous chefs and bakers from all over the UK
joining us, demonstrating their culinary delights at our Cookery Theatre.

Take a look at our exciting celebrity chefs who will be making star appearances at the festival (more to be announced soon). This is a stella line up, we are delighted to announce that TV chef Phil Vickery, Bake Off Winner Matty Edgell and finalist, Dan Hunter, and founder and owner of the award-winning Beefy Boys, Murf will complete the Saturday line-up. Hosting the guests will be TV Chef and author, Marcus Bean. Our Sunday guests are Marcus Bean, Rachel Allen, Cyrus Todiwala and hosting the Cookery Theatre on Saturday Chris Bavin. Read more about them below!

Phil Vickery

TV Chef, Presenter & Author

Appearing Saturday 27th July

Phil Vickery is a chef, presenter, and cookery book author. Having been part of the This Morning family for over 22 years, he is firmly regarded as one of Britain’s favourite chefs.

Matty Edgell

Bake Off Winner 2023

Appearing Saturday 27th July 

Matty is best known as the winner of the Great British Bake Off 2023. As a dedicated teacher and sports enthusiast, Matty has degrees in Sports Coaching and Physical Education, alongside a PGCE in Secondary Education. He imparts knowledge with enthusiasm, fostering a love for learning.

Dan Hunter

Bake Off Finalist

Appearing Saturday 27th July

Dan’s interest in cooking began when he went travelling in South America in 2007. His particular loves are pies and desserts: before he and his wife bought their first home, they lived with his in-laws, during which time his mother-in-law taught him how to make perfect shortcrust pastry.

Marcus Bean

TV Chef & Author

Appearing Saturday 27th as Theatre Host and Sunday 28th as Guest

Self-taught chef, Marcus Bean, whose passion for cooking drove him to win Iron chef UK in 2010 on Channel 4. He’s lived in pubs since the age of 5 in and around Oxfordshire. At the age of 16 Marcus was working as a pig farmer, when his parents decided to up sticks and buy a pub in Shropshire. They asked him to move with them and help renovate and run their new pub.


Founder of Beefy Boys

Appearing Saturday 27th July 

Murf is one of the founders and directors of The Beefy Boys, who competed successfully in BBQ and Burger competitions in the UK and US including coming 2nd in the world’s best burger competition in Las Vegas in 2014 and top ten best burger in the world in Orlando, Alabama And Dallas Texas between 2015 -2019. This led to the opening of the first Beefy Boys restaurant in Hereford in 2016.

Cyrus Todiwala

Award-Winning Chef & Author

Appearing Sunday 28th July

Cyrus Todiwala is a chef, author, educationist and entrepreneur. He is Co-Patron of Café Spice Namaste and Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen in Lincoln Plaza London, part of the Hilton Curio Collection. Today, Café Spice Namaste remains the longest running Michelin BIB restaurant in the world.

Rachel Allen

Bestselling Cookery Writer And TV Chef

Appearing Sunday 28th July

Rachel Allen is a bestselling cookery writer, TV chef and celebrated teacher at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Ireland. Raised in Dublin, Rachel began study at Ballymaloe at the age of 18, remaining after graduation to cook at the Ballymaloe House Hotel and Restaurant. She then set off to cook around the world, returning afterwards to Ballymaloe to work at the cookery school. It was there she found her passion for teaching, where she continues to lecture to this day.

Chris Bavin

TV Chef & Author

Appearing Sunday 28th July as Cookery Theatre Host

Since a TV production company first stumbled across him in 2011 he has gone from strength to strength and is co-presenter of BBC1’s hugely successful series Eat Well for Less? with Gregg Wallace. The show has had incredible ratings and the accompanying book is a best seller.